Batman vs Superman dawn of justice is an American Superhero film which features the DC Comic characters Batman and Superman. The movie is directed by Zack Snyder with distribution by warner Bros pictures. Batman vs Superman is a follow up to 2013’s Man of Steel and it is also the second film in the DC Extended Universe. The film was written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer.
It features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jesse Elsenberg, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot and Laurence Fishbourne. The dawn of justice goes down in history as the first live action film to feature Batman and Superman together. Additionally, this is the first live cinematic portrayal of wonder Woman, Aqua man, Cyborg and The Flash.
Batman vs Superman Brief Premise
Criminal mastermind Lex Luthor, founder of Lexcorp group manipulates Batman into battle with Superman. Lex Luthor is neck bent on defeating Superman. Additionally, this makes him employ the services of Batman by portraying Superman as a threat to Humanity.
Batman vs Superman Cast
Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman: stars as a billionaire socialite. Owner of Wayne Enterprises who gives over himself to protecting Gotham city from it’s criminal underworld. He becomes a highly trained vigilante who wears a batsuit as well. The batsuit is made of fabric unlike the armored suits in the previous batman movies.
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman: A kryptonian survivor based in Metropolis and a journalist. Who uses his Super power abilities to protect humanity. The Superman suit is a bit similar to the suit in Man of Steel but with an enhanced high tech style and metallic cape.
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor: A young businessman and inherited CEO of Lexcorp engrossed with defeating Superman. Lex Luthor is usually portrayed as bald in the comics while the film’s version of Luthor depicts him with hair all through the majority of the film.
Laurence Fishbourne as Perry White: features as the editor in chief of the Daily Planet, a boss to clark kent and Lois Lane. Laurence Fishbourne also regains the role he had in Man of Steel in 2013.
Amy Dams as Lois Lane: She is a reporter for Daily Planet and love interest of Clark Kent.
Diane Lane as Martha Kent: Superman’s and adopted mother.
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Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth:Bruce Wayne’s chief of security and adviser.
Holly Hunter as June Finch: U.S Senator from Kentucky who heads political arguments concerning Superman and his actions in the movie.
Gal Gadot as Princess Diana/Wonder Woman: features as a 5,000 year old Amazonian Princess and daughter of Zeus who pose as a wealthy entrepreneur. However, her suit is made of out of Chrome-painted polyurethane and she also uses her hands wraps and sword.
Callan Mulvey as Anatoli Knyazev/KG Beast: a terrorist of Russian origin who works for Lex Luthor.
Scoot McNairy: He stars as an amputee of Wayne Enterprises who gets crippled during the destruction of metropolis and holds Superman responsible.
Robin Atkin Downes as Doomsday: Doomsday is a monstrous creature by Luthor. Forms by combining General Zod’s DNA with his own blood with the help of Kryptonian technology. He also plays the character through motion capture and voice over work.
Batman vs Superman Production and Development
The movie was announced at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con- International shortly after the release of Man Steel. Zack Snyder said that the film will adopt it’s inspiration from the Batman Comic book series. The Dark knight returns by Frank miller was where the inspiration for the Batman vs Superman was drawn. He still assures that the movie will have it’s own original premise.
However. they also confirm that the incarnation of Batman in the movie will also be different than the characters’s previous portrayal in the Dark knight Trilogy serving as a cinematic reboot of the character. The movie is also inspired by the story line of “Death of Superman” arc. The film’s pre-production began at East Los Angeles College in October 2013 with the principal photography in Detroit, Michigan.
Batman vs Superman Filming
Warner bros announced Larry Fong joined the crew as cinematographer after having worked with Zack snyder on 300, Sucker Punch and Watchmen. Asides East Los Angeles Colleges being the principal set of the movie additional filming also took place in Chicago, Illinois.
Other locations also include Michigan Motion Picture Studios, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, Yorkville, Illinois and New Mexico. With Hans Zimmer in charge of the film score, he emphasizes a challenge not to use the themes in the previous Christopher Nolan’s trilogy. Junkie XL also returns to the movie after a successful stint with Man of Steel.
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